Celadon Named Healthy Trucking Fleet
July 2012, TruckingInfo.com - Feature
The first-ever Healthy Trucking Fleet of the Year award, a collaboration between FusionHealth and Navistar, was presented to Celadon Group at their headquarters in Indianapolis.
Despite its size, Celadon's turnover rate is almost 50% less than the industry standard, which can be attributed, in part, to its wellness programs.
The award honors trucking companies that excel in integrating health and wellness programs and practices into their operations for improving the health and well-being of its driver workforce.
"Drivers power the industry, and it can be difficult to maintain a healthy lifestyle during long stints on the road," says Chelle Pfiffner, vice president of strategic employer solutions at FusionHealth. "The program is meant to raise awareness of employer initiatives to support health among drivers and to recognize outstanding fleets leading those efforts."
Celadon Group ranks as one of North America's largest truckload carriers with more than 4,000 employees and annual revenue exceeding $550 million. Despite its size, Celadon's turnover rate is almost 50% less than the industry standard, which can be attributed, in part, to its wellness programs. These include an on-site, full service health clinic that offers primary physician care, prescription services, workers compensation rehabilitation, and physical therapy. The Wellness Program also offers health screenings, health seminars, diet and weight loss programs, nutritional and exercise programs and incentives for healthy habits.
The Healthy Trucking Fleet of the Year award is scored on a set of criteria focusing on how the company's program integrates into its operations, how it targets the continuum of health care issues, tailors to population needs, includes high participation of employees and evaluates the results on clear definitions of success.
For winning the award, Celadon will receive a comprehensive FusionHealth Health and Productivity Assessment, a Worksite Health Station, Healthy Driver Training Sessions conducted by FusionHealth Driver Care Teams and an award with the official designation as the Healthy Trucking Fleet of the Year.
Other finalists for the award included J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Prime Inc. and U.S. Xpress Enterprises.
For more information about the Healthy Trucking Fleet of the Year Award, visit www.healthytruckingawards.com.